Winter is a magical time in Eagle! The amazingly light snow, coupled with our mild weather, makes for the perfect nordic or snowshoe adventure. While Town of Eagle Open Space trails are closed for winter wildlife mitigation from December 15-April 15, all BLM trails and the first two loops of the Haymaker Trail remain open for snowshoeing, winter hiking, trail running, cross country skiing, backcountry skiing, sledding, fat biking and more.
Our Eagle Ranch Golf Course offers a maintained snowshoe/nordic course, weather permitting. For the more adventure driven, head toward Sylvan Lake State Park. The area offers amazing views of the Sawatch, stretching through aspen groves and pine forests. Popular trails in the surrounding White River National Forest are West Brush Creek Trail, Sneve Gulch, McKenzie Gulch, Nolan Lake, Lake Charles and Ironedge.
Vail and Beaver Creek resorts are within 30 minutes of Eagle, providing North America’s best skiing and snowboarding.
Enjoy the winter season in Eagle and stay with us!
McKenzie Gulch is a great escape into the mountains. As a cross-country skiing/snowshoeing trail it takes users through aspen groves on a route that is not crowded. Map + Info >
This trail follows the Vail Rec District’s Boneyard Boogie 11k trail running race. Conditions on Boneyard typically stay good all winter as it is shady. This is a point-to-point trail so park one car at the bottom of Boneyard and one at the Ice Rink. Map + Info >
The first 2 laps of the Haymaker Trail stay open all winter for snowshoeing, running, hiking, , fat biking, skiing and sledding. Gradual climbs and descents make this perfect for the whole family. Map + Info >